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#376 Sneakeater

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:13 PM

Carb-laden stodge.

 

(Hope that isn't "baiting a member".)


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#377 mongo_jones

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

i did briefly think about tuckerman at this meal.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:57 PM

BTW, at least when I click it, the link doesn't work.


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#379 mongo_jones

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:17 PM

man, bonner is right about me.

 

should be fine now.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#380 Sneakeater

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

Works.


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#381 Suzanne F

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:04 PM

That octopus is very appealing.


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#382 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:06 PM

man, bonner is right about me.
 
should be fine now.


Honestly I thought you were just fucking with me with this one.

"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"


#383 mongo_jones

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:31 AM

maybe an admin is fucking with me. otherwise i have no idea how i managed to lose the colon after "https" in cutting and pasting the link.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#384 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:47 AM

[edited by admin]


Edited by Rail Paul, 05 July 2017 - 02:37 AM.

"This is a battle of who blinks first, and we've cut off our eyelids"


#385 mongo_jones

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

fish and chips? why not.

 

the laughing halibut in westminster. this was a couple of minutes from our flat. over three months we tried all their fish variations except the halibut (twice the price of the others). herewith, my fish rankings for fish and chips:

 

1. plaice

2. haddock

3. cod

4. skate

5. rock

237. scampi

 

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my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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~homer simpson


 


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:12 PM

on the other end of cliche island from fish and chips is afternoon tea. the young people i was shepherding wanted to go to one and since it was not my money, i took them to one: at st. ermin's hotel. it was £29/head and while enjoyable enough in a kitschy, type-2 diabetes way, it's not a very good use of £29/head--and i suspect this becomes more true the more you spend at stil fancier places.

 

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my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#387 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

I am impressed that hotels can still rip off tourists with a pot of tea and some crustless sandwiches.

 

It's like something which the British upper classes possibly ate in the first half of the last century.  



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

hotels, department stores, cafes, museums: afternoon tea is everywhere. and leave aside tourists, there are lots of brits eating it too.


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#389 Neocon maudit

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:59 PM

I logged on for this?

 

 

I literally said to my wife: "this is the least enjoyable meal of my life. The bologna sandwich I had at the Tombs was more fun than this."

 

. . .

 

(By the way, I've never been in the Tombs).



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:30 AM

Sad.   It is a nice institution.    I remember creating my own, decades ago.   My husband wanted to visit a museum that held no interest for me so I told him I would wait for him in the tea room.    I ordered a pot of tea and walnut sandwich cake, what we call layer cake.    A generous slice of delicious cake I have tried unsuccessfully to recreate for years.    A lovely taste memory.


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